Ticket to Work Program - Overview
Ticket to Work: A Social Security Work Incentive Program
Ticket to Work is a work incentive program offered by Social Security for people who are:
- on disability benefits,
- between ages 18-64, and
- ready to work toward financial independence and self-sufficiency!
All Social Security disability beneficiaries have a "Ticket" they can "assign" to an organization to get the services they need to achieve their goals and work off benefits. Participation in Ticket to Work is free and voluntary.
There are two ways you can "assign" your Ticket to receive employment services:
1) Working with a state vocational agency. In Nebraska these include Nebraska VR, Nebraska Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired, and Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
2) Choosing an Employment Network (EN). ENs are private providers contracted with SSA to provide employment services and supports. Different ENs provide different types of services, so you can choose one that fits your individual needs. You can browse SSA's nationwide database of ENs online at the Ticket to Work Website or call the Ticket to Work helpline at 1-866-968-7842 to be screened for eligibility over the phone.
Nebraska Ticket to Work: A Ticket to Work EN offered by Easterseals Nebraska
Nebraska Ticket to Work is one of the ENs affiliated with Social Security Administration in the Ticket to Work program. We can help YOU with benefits planning, career development, and locating community resources that can help you achieve your goals!
Learn more about becoming a Ticketholder and the services we offer our Ticketholders here.